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Katarn07
02-28-2003, 01:38 PM
Can I have suggestions as to a computer game I should get. I am bored and haven't played a PC game in a looooong time. Suggestions please. I like action/ FPS/ and anything like that...

ckcsaber
02-28-2003, 01:42 PM
Unreal Tournament 2k3. Really good FPS game IMO. Lotsa action.A pretty good graphics card is needed, though.

If you want a diferent type of First Person game, get Thief 1 and 2. First Person Sneaker. Cool game where the objective is to stay out of sight, steal, and complete your objectives. Really good game, with a great plot/story, and doesn't require an expensive graphics card.

Katarn07
02-28-2003, 01:44 PM
Hmm, Graphics card good I have not. I have a TNT2...

Thief? I'll look into that on Yahoo or something. Thanks.

-s/<itzo-
02-28-2003, 01:47 PM
you've tried counter-strike or day of defeat?


those 2 fps game is what i mostly play.

ckcsaber
02-28-2003, 01:48 PM
NP. Thief is about 2 years old. The graphics are decent compared to nowadays, but the gameplay is really awesome.

Katarn07
02-28-2003, 01:50 PM
Suggestions are still welcome, btw. I have off today and am bored outta my mind. I also have Mon off, so better get something to do since I'm stuck here at my house...

-s/<itzo-
02-28-2003, 01:58 PM
read a book.

Katarn07
02-28-2003, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by -s/<itzo-
read a book.

I did. And it is not satisfying. I think I have to blow a few things up first to be happy again. I can't wait much longer for Indy and the Emperor's Tomb...

nova_wolf
02-28-2003, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
Hmm, Graphics card good I have not. I have a TNT2...

Thief? I'll look into that on Yahoo or something. Thanks.

Heh - no dissing the TNT2 - I got one, and it runs what I got fine.

KOTOR however - Im gonna need an XBox (wells, its as good an excuse as any for getting one! :p )

Hostile Waters was good. Good combination/balance of strategy and action. Not too spec intensive.

I'm playing through my mates copy of Max Payne... Pump Action Shotgun is a god send!

Else.... Never Winter Nights. it can be done.
My mate had it running on his PIII 700 w/ 256Mb RAM. I half half his RAM, so am gonna risk....

Mex
02-28-2003, 02:03 PM
Try the Raven-Shield demo, i'm downloading it now.

Katarn07
02-28-2003, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by nova_wolf
Heh - no dissing the TNT2 - I got one, and it runs what I got fine.

KOTOR however - Im gonna need an XBox (wells, its as good an excuse as any for getting one! :p )

Hostile Waters was good. Good combination/balance of strategy and action. Not too spec intensive.

I'm playing through my mates copy of Max Payne... Pump Action Shotgun is a god send!

Else.... Never Winter Nights. it can be done.
My mate had it running on his PIII 700 w/ 256Mb RAM. I half half his RAM, so am gonna risk....

I plan on uping my card prior to KotOR's release. Every thing else is fine...

Pedantic
02-28-2003, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by nova_wolf
I'm playing through my mates copy of Max Payne... Pump Action Shotgun is a god send!

Nah, the Desert Eagle is one son of a gun. ;) Even on Dead On Arrival, the DEagle just makes it too easy. :) The shotgun is only useful in later levels if you can get two shots off in a shootdodge. :)

Clem
02-28-2003, 09:30 PM
hostile waters rocks

bored of it now

so close to completion

mostly atm im playing around with n64 emulators

and on that note i will mention nothing more cos they is illegal

StormHammer
02-28-2003, 10:05 PM
Hmmm...not knowing what games you already have doesn't help, but here's a good selection of titles...

Unreal II - it's short (10 hours), and it's a straightforward shooter with nice graphics, but okay if you like that sort of thing. Personally I'd wait for it to come down in price (it's not worth what I paid for it). If you just want a quick frag-fest it does the job.

NOLF2 - if you like to sneak-and-stun as well as run-and-gun, they don't come much better than this.

Deus Ex - excellent RPG/action hybrid now showing it's age, but one of the best games I've ever played.

Thief/Thief 2 - agree with ckcsaber - they're still the best sneak-em-ups out there, and a breath of fresh air when compared to many other FPS games.

Return To Castle Wolfenstein - some people hate it, but I like it - but then, I didn't expect much from it, so I was pleasantly surprised by what it delivered. Great atmosphere, good chances to sneak and back-stab, but at heart it's a great shooter, and it looks good too.

Unreal - the original, and best. A bit slow-paced in parts, but IMHO much better than the recent sequel. Good selection of weapons and enemies, and draws you into helping the natives.

Soldier of Fortune - messy, but satisfying.

Serious Sam - an outrageous blast-a-thon ideal for stress-relief. Brings back the heady panic-attack from the days of DOOM...

Aliens v Predator 1/2 - if you like scary shooters, these fit the bill nicely.

If you like combat-oriented action-RPGs, Dungeon Siege is an addictive monster-bashing epic - took me all of 70 hours to finish it. :eek:

RpTheHotrod
02-28-2003, 10:12 PM
Dungeon Keeper!


okay, maybe not...



I hear some Commander and Conquer Generals is good.

Acrylic
02-28-2003, 10:21 PM
If u really wanna pass some time...just get any of the Monkey Island games.

Swat
03-01-2003, 01:26 AM
get the upcoming freelancer

Dark Warrior
03-01-2003, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by StormHammer


If you like combat-oriented action-RPGs, Dungeon Siege is an addictive monster-bashing epic - took me all of 70 hours to finish it. :eek:

O yea, Dungeon Siege, I still play that game. It is like Diablo 2 in a way except you can play through single player, and then go onto multiplayer with that same character at the same level with the same weapons. There are also some nice little goodies in the game that are enjoyable.

The downside? Alot of hacked items and cheaters but if you ignore them it is a great game to play and passes the time by.:)

nova_wolf
03-01-2003, 05:39 AM
What about Morowind.

Not tried it myself, but looks comporable to NWN (like thats possible! ;) )

Any good, peeps?

Qui-GONE Jinn
03-01-2003, 06:48 AM
I'm enjoying Morrowind very much, it's a great game.

Before you buy, know that it has some technical issues, but nothing too serious..

ImmolatedYoda
03-01-2003, 10:41 AM
if you want pure fragging deliciousness, then get Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix. yum...blood. Half-Life mods are about the only games i actually play online, aside from Quake3 every once in awhile.

Bob Gnarly
03-01-2003, 10:59 AM
counter strike

teutonicknight
03-01-2003, 07:38 PM
I would say get GTA3, it's a great game, short but great non-the-less. (Even though it would probably run at 15 FPS on your computer.... :()

Bob Gnarly
03-01-2003, 07:42 PM
you could always [removed] sorry i just had to post this somewhere its a hilarious picture

[Edit - Stormy - not on these boards. :tsk: Just a reminder...age 13 and upwards post here...so no more of that kind of thing, please. ]

Lime-Light
03-02-2003, 06:15 PM
SPLINTER CELL. If you're interested in Thief, SC is the evolution of the genre. You might have some trouble with a TNT2 though...

{BK}SupremePain
03-02-2003, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Flanders
Try the Raven-Shield demo, i'm downloading it now.

i had that demo, its a pretty OK game...:D

{BK}SupremePain
03-02-2003, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Lime-Light
SPLINTER CELL. If you're interested in Thief, SC is the evolution of the genre. You might have some trouble with a TNT2 though...
um YEAH you could say that.... Splinter Cell needs a 62MB grafics card :( i only got a 32MB..... I WANT GEFORCE4 SOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!! i get a lot of money soon.... maybe ill have enough money to buy it:D and splinter cell..... but ill probably use the rest to get sweet parts for my comp, a CD burner.... maybe some more space....:D :D :D

{BK}SupremePain
03-02-2003, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by StormHammer
Thief/Thief 2 - agree with ckcsaber - they're still the best sneak-em-ups out there, and a breath of fresh air when compared to many other FPS games.

sounds nice.... how are the grafics and what do you need to run em? and the prize...? (incase you guys havent noticed im looking for new games too so i want some info:D )

ImmolatedYoda
03-02-2003, 07:06 PM
um, just a pointer SupremePain....making three posts in 20 minutes with no others inbetween can easily be corrected by use of the "edit" button.

Katarn07
03-02-2003, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by teutonicknight
I would say get GTA3, it's a great game, short but great non-the-less. (Even though it would probably run at 15 FPS on your computer.... :()

I just was playing Vice City at my friends house yesterday, and I must say it is an awesome game. I wish I had a PS2... Oh, well. I will try to find GTA3 for a low price around here...

Wes Marrakesh
03-02-2003, 11:42 PM
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. It's a very, very good WWII game that has excellent SP and awesome MP. The graphics are better if you've got a better card (I could compare my laptop's graphics to my desktop's for proof) and you might get slowdown in certain scenes but it's still a very good game.

EDIT: When/if you finish Allied Assault, get the kick-ass expansion, Spearhead :D

The new Unreal Tournament 2003 is rather fun, but harsh to newbies online and it will eat your graphics card for breakfast.

XERXES
03-02-2003, 11:42 PM
the new unreal tourney

Katarn07
03-02-2003, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by Wes Marrakesh
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. It's a very, very good WWII game that has excellent SP and awesome MP. The graphics are better if you've got a better card (I could compare my laptop's graphics to my desktop's for proof) and you might get slowdown in certain scenes but it's still a very good game.

Last PC game I got. Didn't run well. Got to a German stronghouse filled with Nazis and couldn't beat it cause of the slowdowns... JO had no problem... :(

Wes Marrakesh
03-02-2003, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
Last PC game I got. Didn't run well. Got to a German stronghouse filled with Nazis and couldn't beat it cause of the slowdowns... JO had no problem... :(

The U-boat level? 'cause there's a lot of Nazi Stronghouses :lol:

Swat
03-03-2003, 01:20 AM
something 4 MOH fans

Electronic Arts has announced its intent to bring two new Medal of Honor games to consoles beginning this fall with Medal of Honor Rising Sun. The two games will have overlapping stories featuring two brothers, Donny and Joe Griffin. The two are separated during a firefight, and the two games will follow the two brothers on their separate paths through World War II. Rising Sun will follow Joe, and both games are said to be focused on turning the tide of Japan's hold on the Pacific.

Katarn07
03-03-2003, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Wes Marrakesh
The U-boat level? 'cause there's a lot of Nazi Stronghouses :lol:

No, that was just really hard getting out of the U-Boat alive, but I am proud to say I got past it. No, it was after Normandy, I was working with under ground French resistance, got to this manison of Nazi's, and couldn't turn in time to shoot anything because the alarms and the German's gunfire made it so gosh darned laggy...

Oh well. I can't find GTA3 for a reasonable price, if you know what I mean. I will borrow the PS2 from my friend then and play that...

{BK}SupremePain
03-03-2003, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by ImmolatedYoda
um, just a pointer SupremePain....making three posts in 20 minutes with no others inbetween can easily be corrected by use of the "edit" button.

i had something to say, and i was too lazy to gather them all.... cuase... face it..... im me.............. so can anyone awnser my questions about the games? please, that Theif game sounds dope

XERXES
03-03-2003, 12:50 PM
age of mythology ^_^

Swat
03-04-2003, 01:37 AM
I will borrow the PS2 from my friend then and play that...

if it's a ps2, vice city is better than gta 3. although it's coming out 4 pc as well soon

Ratmjedi
03-04-2003, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by swatteam
something 4 MOH fans

Electronic Arts has announced its intent to bring two new Medal of Honor games to consoles beginning this fall with Medal of Honor Rising Sun. The two games will have overlapping stories featuring two brothers, Donny and Joe Griffin. The two are separated during a firefight, and the two games will follow the two brothers on their separate paths through World War II. Rising Sun will follow Joe, and both games are said to be focused on turning the tide of Japan's hold on the Pacific.


This sounds good. I can't wait for it. Do you know if it is also going to come out on the PC?

Finally I am going to kill some Jap's instead of Kraut's. And since it is also going to be in Japan that means that these guy are going to be Marines and not Army. It already sounds like a cool game. :D

I can't wait for that to come out now.

:lsduel: duel:

mima kake
03-04-2003, 02:16 PM
I read that it would be release in december for consoles and a month later for pc.
That would be januari 2004 then.

ImmolatedYoda
03-04-2003, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Ratmjedi
This sounds good. I can't wait for it. Do you know if it is also going to come out on the PC?

Finally I am going to kill some Jap's instead of Kraut's. And since it is also going to be in Japan that means that these guy are going to be Marines and not Army. It already sounds like a cool game. :D

I can't wait for that to come out now.

:lsduel: duel:

if you havent already, check Planet Medal of Honor (http://www.planetmedalofhonor.com), front page.

Katarn07
03-04-2003, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by swatteam
if it's a ps2, vice city is better than gta 3. although it's coming out 4 pc as well soon

Of course. I was playing that at his house last Sat. Never have played GTA3, but Vice City is better so far just because it's the 80s. Gotta love those giant cell phones and clothes!

Oh, and RatmJedi, I am all for killing some Japs instead of Krauts all the time (ummm, not racial here, just some WWII slang, so if this offends you, sorry... I am German anyhow, but still call 'em Krauts and Jerries...)

By the way, the army was in the Pacific to. Have you seen the Thin Red Line? Doesn't matter, they'll make you a Marine. :D Wish my PC could run it... :(

Swat
03-05-2003, 01:38 AM
here's additional info 4 MOH

Rising Sun was announced last week for consoles, but there's more than one upcoming Medal of Honor game that's set in the South Pacific. The sequel to last year's extremely successful Allied Assault, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault will start during the first disastrous moments of Pearl Harbor and follow the path of a young soldier through the first two years of World War II in the Pacific theater.

The new first-person shooter has been in development since shortly after EA's Los Angeles studio completed the Spearhead expansion for Allied Assault in November, and thanks to sharing some preproduction work with Medal of Honor Rising Sun, the new PC game should be completed relatively quickly--by next January. While the two Pacific theater games follow completely different stories and have very different gameplay styles suited to their respective platforms, the eight months the EA team spent on Rising Sun's preproduction is coming in handy for the Pacific Assault team. The location research--which, for example, brought to the artists' attention the differences between the jungles of the South Pacific and those of Thailand--is being carried over directly, and some early Rising Sun assets like concept art and motion-capture animations are being used as well.

The EA LA team plans to follow Allied Assault's successful gameplay approach of combining scripted cinematic moments with slightly slower-paced action sequences, all of it enlivened by a healthy dose of historical authenticity. The key scene comparable to Allied Assault's portrayal of D-Day will be the first mission in Pearl Harbor, and we might expect that to be the first demo level we'll see. In the middle of the chaos, as innumerable Japanese planes tear into the anchored Pacific fleet, you'll play a part by saving lives, shooting down planes, and taking out torpedoes before they hit their targets. Still, there's no way you can turn the tide alone, and just maybe it's one of the torpedoes that got away from you that dealt the fatal blow to the USS Arizona.

As the game progresses, you'll see action all across the Pacific, including the major battles such as Guadalcanal. Missions often aren't fought alone, and to make for a few familiar faces there'll be a few squadmates that will stick with you as the story progresses. Another way the designers are thinking of reinforcing the impact of the Pacific war is by showing the main character in cutscenes--a first for a Medal of Honor game--to convey how he changes mentally and physically after months on the front lines. If the idea pans out, he'll go from being a green recruit to looking buff and battle-hardened, with the "thousand-yard stare" of a man who's seen plenty of action.

One of the new elements to Pacific Assault's design is that, like Rising Sun, many levels will feature multiple paths--not only multiple directions to approach a target but even a couple of targets to choose from. You might head one way to take out some tanks or another to ambush troops, but either way you'll have to deal with the other force at a later point. This doesn't mean the game will be nonlinear, and the paths will converge, at least in part so you won't ever miss the cool scripted sequences that helped make Allied Assault's single-player so memorable. The Pacific setting will also introduce a whole new arsenal to play with, as well as a fierce enemy, the unrelenting Japanese Imperial Army. As in Allied Assault, there will be a number of as-yet-undisclosed vehicles you'll get to ride in or control yourself.

A lot of new technology is going into Pacific Assault to make the planned gameplay possible. Although parts of the engine are still based on Quake III technology, the EA team has completely rewritten the renderer to make the game competitive with next year's visual standards. The engine will support a lot more objects onscreen to allow for dramatic scenes like Pearl Harbor, and the terrain engine has been redone to make way for large outdoor environments. There are also a number of new effects that are being prototyped, including an advanced water effect and a particle system that will be showcased by the flamethrower, a weapon most commonly used in the South Pacific fighting. The engine will also have to handle the special lighting characteristics of dense jungle and will have dynamic lighting that we'll see in nighttime sequences where friendly troops throw flares to expose enemies hidden in the darkness. Last but not least, the AI is being revamped to make the enemies behave in a more squadlike manner.

EA has laid the groundwork for spending a full tour in the Pacific. Both Pacific Assault and Rising Sun have Pacific theater sequels planned, for a total of four Pacific theater Medal of Honor games. Pacific Assault is still in the preproduction stage, so there's not yet anything solid to see of the game.

{BK}SupremePain
03-08-2003, 07:12 AM
i just remembered a dope game i have, Tribes 2 VERY fun game it dosent REALY have a single player mode though, but i would recormend it anyway becuase its cheap yet the gameplay is awesome:D its about 12 american dollars, if you get it, we can play some time

Katarn07
03-08-2003, 05:49 PM
Are No One Lives Forever and No One Lives Forever 2: Agent in H.A.R.M.'s way any good?

ckcsaber
03-08-2003, 07:11 PM
I haven't played No one Lives Forever 2, but I have played 1, which is fantastic. It's basically just a regular dhooter, but there are some really cool weapons. Also it is hilarious too. I highly reccomend.

Katarn07
03-08-2003, 09:50 PM
Well, I was downloading the demo for the first one at the time of posting that. I love it. Can't get off the ship on time though in the 3rd demo level...

I plan on getting it if I can find it in the store... Very spoofish names for organizations.

UNITY and H.A.R.M. :rolleyes:

Then again, in the original Bond books, the author replaced Russia with... SPECTRE was it?

StormHammer
03-08-2003, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
Then again, in the original Bond books, the author replaced Russia with... SPECTRE was it?

No...SPECTRE was the criminal organisation.

SMERSH was the Russians. ;)

I loved NOLF...and NOLF2's a great game too. A lot of people try and marry it up with the spoofiness of Austin Powers...but I don't see it myself. It has it's own sort of style and humour mixed up with much blood-letting. I loved the harpoon-gun in NOLF...for spearing people through the head, and nailing them to the walls of the sunken vessel.

Ooops, now I'm showing my Dark Side....Mwahahahaha!! :D

Katarn07
03-08-2003, 10:36 PM
I'm no Bond buff.

In fact, I hate most of the movies. There are few that I can even watch, and only 3 or 4 I think are great.

I beat the ship level and now am in some Alpine one. Can't seem to figure out how to get across this ravine. Belt buclke doesn't work.... :confused:

Swat
03-09-2003, 04:25 AM
something new

We had the chance to get some more details on Medal of Honor: Rising Sun at a recent press event held by Electronic Arts. In the game, players will assume the role of marine corporal Joseph Griffin, who wakes up in a bunk on the USS California, located within Pearl Harbor, only to find that it's being heavily bombed by the Japanese Zeros. While it has yet to complete work on the level, the development team promises that when you reach the upper deck of the California it will be a spectacular sight with planes flying over and crashing into various objects and large billows of smoke spread across the harbor. Eventually, Joseph gets knocked off the ship by a blast, but he is shortly rescued and taken aboard a PTO boat, where he continues to fight off the Japanese assault.
In addition to visiting Pearl Harbor, the development team visited a number of other locations to ensure that the game accurately portrays Pacific theater battles. The team visited Guadalcanal, Singapore, Thailand, and Burma, and members of the development team stated that the jungles in these areas actually look quite different from one another. Of course, the changes from Frontline to Rising Sun aren't restricted to the environments. The Japanese soldiers in the game have been designed to look like their real-life counterparts, down to specific types of movements. Also, most Japanese weaponry will feature mounts for oversize bayonets, something that was commonly used in the Japanese army.

The development team has also taken a somewhat unique approach to designing the levels. First, the levels are built out in a sandbox where the designer can decide where to put enemies as well as structures such as bunkers or even vehicles. When that's finished, the development team can then do an animatic, a series of animated storyboards that give an idea of how the action in the level will pan out. These also give the designers an idea of where to put different paths or additional scripted sequences, as well as an opportunity to iron out any enemy placement issues and other potential problems.

In addition to technical changes (a new graphics engine has been designed for the game that enables the team to construct more realistic jungle environments), Rising Sun features some general gameplay additions. Players will be able to choose between different paths in the game, which can affect events that transpire in the level. Moreover, the AI has been improved so that nonplayer characters are much more adept at working in groups. In some cases, a computer-controlled character will even break off from the group, attack an enemy, and then form back up. Naturally, there are some special nonplayer characters that players will encounter later in the game, including a British special operative and a Japanese-American soldier who serves as a translator for Joseph.

The game won't showcase every battle in the Pacific theater, but it will take players from Pearl Harbor all the way to the first Army Ranger incursion into the Philippines to rescue prisoners of war in 1945. The game will also feature cooperative multiplayer, where two players can participate in the entire single-player campaign together.

Medal of Honor: Rising Sun is scheduled for release this Christmas. Electronic Arts also revealed that a sequel in the Rising Sun series will be released next year and will follow the adventures of Joseph's brother, Donald, and it will have some ties to the original Rising Sun, but both games will largely be different. We'll have more on Medal of Honor: Rising Sun over the next few months.